Susan Gardner has done well with Southway Star and it was soft ground when she won over this trip at Newton Abbot 10 days ago. Micheal Nolan has been on board for her last four victories but the seven-year-old has another career-high mark to overcome today and has risen 48lb in the last 14 months. The lightly-raced Businessmoney Judi should be approaching peak fitness now after a couple of runs and gets soft ground for the first time since winning by a distance over this trip at Newton Abbot in August last year. Pericoloso and the enigmatic Sagredo also have claims but MIGHTY MONTY has dropped to a very fair mark and will be all the better for his run at Uttoxeter in July. He gets the nod as Cadoudalas is probably better over fences.
Southway Star 6-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway 4th, led after 3 out, ridden flat, kept on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Rime Avec Gentil (10-4) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Pericoloso (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 5th, struggling when not fluent 9th, stayed on flat, no impression on leaders, 5th of 20, 21l behind Alpha Victor (10-8) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Sagredo (USA) 12-1 (11-10) Held up, not fluent 1st, headway 3 out, ridden after next, 4th and no extra last, 5th of 7, 19l behind Ballybough Gorta (10-6) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Sep.
Architrave 4-1 (10-2) Close up, pushed along 6th, ridden and weakened 9th, 4th of 5, 32l behind Accordintolawrence (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 2f nov chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Willow's Saviour 20-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders 5th, ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 14, 25l behind Bold Chief (11-2) at Warwick 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gd in Feb.
Businessmoney Judi 10-1 (11-11) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 10, 39l behind Changing The Guard (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Cadoudalas (FR) 20-1 (11-11) Led until after 1st, chased clear leader, closed after 8th, led 10th, joined 4 out, blundered next, headed 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Cootehill (11-12) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Apr.
Mighty Monty 5-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd before 3 out until before 2 out, weakened approaching last, tailed off, 6th of 14, 41l behind Small Fly (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Orion Express 25-1 (11-0) Held up behind, headway before 2 out, went 4th last, one pace, 4th of 11, 19l behind Southway Star (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Party Palace 20-1 (10-4) Led, reminders and mistake 4 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, in 3rd and blundered 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 11, 18l behind Southway Star (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Theroadtogorey (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Always in rear, pushed along after 4th, soon struggling, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Changing The Guard (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.